To make the task harder, Kripparrian used the game’s ”hard core” setting which left little room for error. The achievement has been confirmed by the game’s developer, Blizzard .The hugely
popular Diablo III game casts players in the role of a hero who has to save the mythical world of Sanctuary from a demonic invasion.Kripparrian made this job as hard as possible by playing the
game’s Inferno mode which makes in-game enemies much tougher. In addition, he used a ”hard core” character. This meant that, if the character died once, the game would be over. He also got in-game help from another player called Krippi.
The final fight against Diablo, the ultimate boss in the game, took about 25 minutes and Kripparrian was jubilant once it was done.The achievement was completed prior to the application of the
latest patch for the game which makes monsters easier to kill. With this patch, the bosses, the mobs, they become easier,” he said in the video of the kill. ”We didn’t want to beat it that way. We
wanted to beat the game when it was hard, at the hardest point possible. So it was a race against time.Perhaps there are Japanese role-playing games that fit his description; I immediately thought of dodging 100 lightning bolts in Final Fantasy X (as seen above) when I read the Gamasutra article, but that was an optional side
quest and from a game over a decade old. The end result is a simple ideal: If you enjoy that game’s combat, you’ll enjoy the game. If not, you’ll hate it.
This becomes the essential distinction: ”grinding” is an entirely subjective measure of whether the game is enjoyable or not. Role-playing games are particularly weak against accusations of being grind-focused, but that’s somewhat unfair. RPGs tend to be longer than most games, and their combat tends to be slower-paced. That’s not for everyone, to be sure, but Gears Of War’s narrow, repetitive focus on gunplay-while-hiding-behind-boxes isn’t for everyone either. Treating role-playing games as if they are grind-focused is a statement of personal preference, nothing more.